The Governor goes to Canada

Governor Sonny Perdue announced Thursday that he will lead a delegation of Georgia economic development and business executives to Canada on July 26 for meetings with government officials and business leaders from that country. According to a press release from the Governor’s office, the trip will explore new opportunities for increasing trade, investment and tourism and will provide an update on Georgia’s candidacy to become the headquarters of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).

“Georgia has always enjoyed a special relationship with Canada and our visits there are always profitable and enjoyable,” said Governor Perdue in the statement. “More than 100 Canadian companies have established operations in Georgia, and products made and grown in our state are very popular in Canada. This is just another way we can make sure Canadians continue to think of Georgia for trade and investment, tourism and business.”

The mission will be a huge success if he brings back a 51st state or business. This is good PR if he can bring some jobs home.